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15th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
In most French-speaking places ‘La Rentrée’ refers to the return to school for eager, and not-so eager Read more »
Breaking: US puts a shot across Iceland’s bow on whaling
15th September 2011 Patrick Ramage
It's coming across the wires as I type: President Obama has just announced diplomatic moves against Iceland for its Read more »
IFAW films during Wildlife Enforcement training in Gaborone.
14th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
Many of those secret details will eventually be known to all, as the main purpose of this training is to launch a series of Read more »
IFAW films at the Police College in Gaborone.
13th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
As we drove out of the airport, the high walls and electrified fences of Johannesburg quickly changed into the parched Read more »
13th September 2011 Elena Zharkova
After 22 days of bad weather on Piltun (including fog, rain, and wind), evening of August 19th gave us a hope that we will Read more »
Almost 700 tusks were seized in Malayasia.
12th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
More often than not, we are left with only anecdotal evidence; stories and accounts which once combined, can still give us Read more »
Elephant families in Amboseli.
9th September 2011 Vicki Fishlock
Elkana is a bit of an outsider in the family because she doesn’t have any living female relatives, and she lost her Read more »
9th September 2011 Fred O'Regan
The U.S. is a country with nearly 78.2 million dogs. Last year, we spent almost $50 billion on our beloved companions, yet Read more »
Ivory poaching has gone high-tech.
7th September 2011 Tania McCrea-Steele
My parents were sadly part of the significant minority who believed that you could get ivory without hurting the elephant Read more »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
IWC-65 Main Outcomes
The 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has come to a close. While there were some very big decisions taken f Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling: implica
As the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling, the IWC adopted a Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
What if Canada opened a commercial seal hunt and no one came?
22nd March 2012 by Sheryl Fink
Today is the opening day of the commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St Lawrence, although one would be hard pressed to know Read more »
Combating Threats to Elephants
22nd March 2012 by
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers and rangers to protect wildlife from poaching and illegal wildlife trade Read more »
The cover of a Chinese language book about animal welfare for young readers.
21st March 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Two new Chinese language books for young readers are showing up in bookstores in China. The books on elephant and tiger Read more »
IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji
21st March 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
Saving elephants by cutting the illegal ivory supply chain
21st March 2012 by Fred O'Regan
A recent Sky TV HD video overview report on the ivory trade. The illegal ivory trade starts with the slaughter of elephants Read more »
20th March 2012 by Katie Moore
This footage of the dolphin stranding in Brazil is amazing.  This is a rare event for this area, unlike here on Cape Read more »
In an ironic coming of spring, Canada sets seal quota at 400,000 pups
20th March 2012 by Sheryl Fink
Markets for seal products are disappearing, and seals need protection from threats like climate change more than ever Read more »
IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji
20th March 2012 by Kati Loeffler
A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
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20th March 2012 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch of 400,000 harp seals, Canada Read more »

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In the news

"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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